The 1,300 foot high Sugarloaf Mountain (Pão de Açúcar) is located on a peninsula that sticks out into the Atlantic Ocean. The mountain earned its name in the 16th century from the Portuguese, who used to transport blocks of sugar in cone-shaped molds during the height of the sugar cane trade. A cable car system connects visitors on the ground from Vermelha Beach to Morro da Urca (the shorter mountain), and then from Morro da Urca to Sugarloaf Mountain (the higher mountain)
From Urca Hill to Sugarloaf Mountain - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

From Urca Hill to Sugarloaf Mountain

   Copyright © Go To Travel Guides The 1,300 foot high Sugarloaf Mountain (Pão de Açúcar) is located on a peninsula that sticks out into the Atlantic Ocean. The mountain earned its name in the 16th century from the Portuguese, who used to transport blocks of sugar in cone-shaped molds during the height of the sugar cane trade. A cable car system connects visitors on the ground from Vermelha Beach to Morro da Urca (the shorter mountain), and then from Morro da Urca to Sugarloaf Mountain (the higher mountain)

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